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Interview: We Have Made Surveillance Too Cheap

  • World Economic Forum
  • November 22, 2013

There needs to be wider debate on the value of privacy on the internet—and in society as a whole, a leading computer security and privacy specialist said at the Summit on the Global Agenda in Abu Dhabi. Cryptographer Bruce Schneier says classified documents leaked by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden could ultimately make all internet users more secure.

The documents leaked by the American whistleblower show how easy it is for parties to indiscriminately capture the personal data on a global scale, said Schneier, who is participating in the summit as a member of the …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.